What Do Top Chefs Buy At The Grocery Store?

Photo: Courtesy of Anne Burrell.
This story story was originally published on May 4, 2015.

Learning about drug store products that make up artists swear by got us wondering about our favorite chefs — what are their grocery store hacks? Specifically, what pre-made items do they buy at the store, and how do they elevate them to taste like they came out of a Michelin-starred restaurant?

In search of answers, we decided to ask a few big-time chefs, from Marc Murphy to Anne Burrell, for some tips. Click through to learn tricks from the greats — including how to make your store-bought pesto pop, imaginative ways to reinvent packaged salsa and mac 'n' cheese, and much more.